Together we can be stronger
There are no doubts about it. No More Page 3 shows everyone out there that the power belongs to the people and not to the rich.
It all started with one person who was ignored.
Moving on to change the world
When over 200,000 people joined in to support that person's cause, everything changed to 180 degrees in no time.
It takes ambition and dedication, as well as a good cause.
The Sun is basically the best selling newspaper in the United Kingdom. Page 3 was one of its best-known sections – introducing the audience to glamorous topless models, as well as a brief interview and a few facts. The whole page was mostly about nudity, despite the newspaper being read and bought by children as well. It took the society 44 years to realize that something was wrong about that – not only the exposure to nudity but also the feelings of sexism.
The tradition of Page 3 came to life in 1970. It was widely embraced in an age where nudity was a bit of an issue, while sexism and female objectification were not so big. Today, Page 3 simply has no page in modern newspapers.
The campaign began in 2013 and gained more than 200,000 signatures within a couple of years. Support from multiple organization, universities, supermarkets and celebrities – including more than 140 MPs – convinced The Sun to drop the section in the beginning of 2015. It was a relief for so many people after many months of attempts.
Even the newspaper owner agreed that a daily dose of topless ladies was no longer trendy. Indeed, it was a thing in the 1970s, but these days, it was just a waste of space. After all, nudity is everywhere around, especially with the access to Internet. Filling his newspaper with useless stuff was a thing of the past. The No More Page 3 campaign was the impulse he needed to realize that something was wrong – that was when the campaign won.
This is probably the most successful petition I've ever signed and I'm happy I was part of it. It represents the power of changing our society into better.
I can't tell you how happy I am that we did it. I often felt embarrassed while going over that page, especially when my husband was around. Glad it's gone!
Page 3 objectifies women. I know they said it's a form of art, but it's not. There were never any men there. Besides, it was exposing nudity to children.